Monday, October 31, 2011
Olive Branch Southern Baptist Evangelist Charged with Video Voyeurism
On Twitter Sammy Nuckolls listed his occupation as "itinerant pastor." Perhaps "professional peeping Tom" would have been more appropriate.
Now his Twitter account is gone... GONE!, just like all references to him on Lifeway's FUGE blog. (Articles on Nuckolls from 2-1-11 and 10-10-11 are still visible in Google Reader.) No public statement by Lifeway, just a clean sweep, much like we saw last year when Ergun Caner was caught... embellishing.
Last week Nuckolls was taken into custody by the Gosnell, Arkansas police after a woman whose family's home in which he was a guest while he conducted a revival at a local church discovered Nuckolls had used a "spy pen" to videotape her in her own bathroom. She retrieved the pen and turned it over to the police who questioned Nuckolls and transported him to the Mississippi County jail where he was booked on charges of video voyeurism. According to the Blytheville Courier News Nuckolls confessed to the crime in Gosnell and also admitted doing the same thing to two women in Mississippi. He was released on $50,000 bond. And continued to Twitter as if he didn't have a care in the world.
Today we learned that police confiscated his computers and video equipment and discovered videos of an unknown number of other women "dating back years" and that investigators are "still sifting through it all."
Olive Branch, MS police arrested Nuckolls at his home Saturday, charging him with one felony count of "photographing, taping, or filming persons in violation of expectation of privacy." He was later released on $10,000 bond.
WMC-TV >> Olive Branch evangelist charged with video voyeurism
WMC-TV >> Olive Branch police charge evangelist with voyeurism
WMC-TV >> Traveling evangelist faces new voyeurism charge in Arkansas
WREG-TV >> Preacher charged with voyeurism
FBC Jax Watchdog >> SBC Lifeway's 2011 Youth Camp Pastor Sammy Nuckolls Arrested for Filming Woman Showering in Her Own Home
Associated Baptist Press >> Evangelist charged with video voyeurism
Wade Burleson >> On Glass Windows and Curtains: The Psychology of Withdrawing from Public View
Apprising Ministries >> SBC LIFEWAY YOUTH CAMP PASTOR SAM NUCKOLLS ARRESTED FOR VIDEO PEEPING
Topix >> Blytheville Forum >> Sammy Nuckolls spends night in jail
rev.org >> Pastors and Porn
Not yet wiped (we saved 'em):
Morph Missions Board of Directors
Williams Baptist College >> Audio Archive >> 11/10/2010
Speaking at Mississippi College
FBC Jax Watchdog asks the glaring question:
FBC Jax Watchdog >> Video Voyeurism of Sammy Nuckolls - Were There Any Victims at Lifeway's FUGE Camps?
WMC-TV >> Accused voyeur evangelist faces judge in Olive Branch
WMC-TV >> Evangelist charged with voyeurism could face even more charges
One question I have is why, if he just had to look at naked women besides his wife, he didn't do what at least 50% of his peers do and just go to the internet? Why did he feel the need to make his own videos? For the thrill of it? To humiliate his victims? I'm not sure I want to know.